I wanted a dress to wear on my anniversary for a nice date with the hubby, I searched everywhere and then I went to a department store but could not find the right dress for me. I decided to see what I could find online and then I found this beauty.
I was so excited until I looked at the $98 price tag. It was out of my price range, considering that I am a middle class stay at home mother with two growing children. As I was looking at the dress with the sad face, my 7 year old daughter walks into the room and says, “Mommy you can make that dress yourself.” the next day I visited my local Joann’s Fabric and saw the most beautiful floral fabric and with some left over lace from another project and $45, I made this beautiful number.
I went a completely different way than the dress I saw online, because I let the fabric guide me; but I am so happy with it. I received rave reviews from my Facebook friends, and most importantly, the hubby. This dress was made from stretch floral cotton with floral lace in the back to give the dress a little wow factor. From that frustrated shopping experience I have now decided to ask myself, “should I spend or sew?”